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The beautiful St. Johann Church and its backdrop

Geislerspitzen

Sometimes the beauty ahead of you is too wide for just one frame. We enjoyed some coffee with Apfelstrudel in the sun and the Geislerspitzen made for our background this afternoon. We spent a couple of hours in the area, walked a bit and I had the time to shoot some panoramas of these beautiful Dolomites peaks. The visit to the Vilnößtal was part of our 10-day trip to Southern Tyrol. I start this blogpost with three panoramas of the Geislerspitzen, from sunny, to partly-cloudy to peaks in the clouds. Normally, I did not use a tripod to make panoramas. I take 3 to 6 horizontal pictures with manual adjustments (aperture, shutter time, ISO, focus) overlapping for a third each. Afterwards I finish with a picture of my hand in the frame. With this I immediately recognize in Lightroom that this is the end of a panorama stitching series. No too long ago Lightroom included a panorama feature that really works well for most of my work. Before that I used PT gui to stitch panoramas.

A model shaping the Geislerspitzen
A model shaping the Geislerspitzen
A nice S-curve used by a small tracktor
A nice S-curve used by a small tracktor
The Jausenstation Info Zans also has some nice walkways around the area
The Jausenstation Info Zans also has some nice walkways around the area
Using the menu card to frame the Geislerspitzen
Using the menu card to frame the Geislerspitzen

St. Johann Church

The church of St. Johann in Ranui features one of the most spectacular views toward the Dolomites you can imagine. After finishing our Apfelstrudel we stopped at this beauty facing the Geislerspitzen - or the Gruppo delle Odle - as its backdrop. I shot this picture through a fence and love the leadings lines. The church dates back to 1744 and is a baroque gem. The nearby farmstead is called "Ranuihof" and was mentioned first in the 14th century.

Sun and clouds changed rapidly that day and made for some nice light.
Sun and clouds changed rapidly that day and made for some nice light.
I shot at least 50 pictures of the church through the fence and stressed the patience of my wife.
I shot at least 50 pictures of the church through the fence and stressed the patience of my wife.
Since I have my Sony a6300 with a tilt screen I take way more low angle pictures.
Since I have my Sony a6300 with a tilt screen I take way more low angle pictures.
A beautiful church in the middle of a freshly cut meadow
A beautiful church in the middle of a freshly cut meadow
Playing with the focus
Playing with the focus

if you want to see more my Southern Tyrol picture have a look at my gallery.

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